Organic solar cells based on anthracene-containing PPE–PPVs and non-fullerene acceptors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627553
Title:
Organic solar cells based on anthracene-containing PPE–PPVs and non-fullerene acceptors
Authors:
Alam, Shahidul; Meitzner, Rico; Nwadiaru, Ogechi V.; Friebe, Christian; Cann, Jonathan; Ahner, Johannes; Ulbricht, Christoph; Kan, Zhipeng; Höppener, Stephanie; Hager, Martin D.; Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Welch, Gregory C.; Laquai, Frederic ( 0000-0002-5887-6158 ) ; Schubert, Ulrich S.; Hoppe, Harald
Abstract:
Lately, non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs) have received increasing attention for use in polymer-based bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs), as improved photovoltaic performance compared to classical polymer–fullerene blends could be demonstrated. In this study, polymer solar cells based on a statistically substituted anthracene-containing poly(p-phenylene ethynylene)-alt-poly(p-phenylene vinylene)s (PPE–PPVs) copolymer (AnE-PVstat) as donor in combination with a number of different electron accepting materials were investigated. Strong photoluminescence quenching of the polymer donor indicates intimate intermixing of both materials. However, the photovoltaic performances were found to be poor compared to blends that use fullerene as acceptor. Time-delayed collection field (TDCF) measurements demonstrate: charge generation is field-independent, but bimolecular recombination processes limit the fill factor and thus the efficiency of devices.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Materials Science and Engineering Program; KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Citation:
Alam S, Meitzner R, Nwadiaru OV, Friebe C, Cann J, et al. (2018) Organic solar cells based on anthracene-containing PPE–PPVs and non-fullerene acceptors. Chemical Papers. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11696-018-0466-y.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Chemical Papers
Issue Date:
13-Apr-2018
DOI:
10.1007/s11696-018-0466-y
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2585-7290; 1336-9075
Sponsors:
SA, VON, and HH are grateful for financial support via DFG in the frame of “PhotoGenOrder”.
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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11696-018-0466-y
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Materials Science and Engineering Program; KAUST Solar Center (KSC)

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dc.contributor.authorAlam, Shahidulen
dc.contributor.authorMeitzner, Ricoen
dc.contributor.authorNwadiaru, Ogechi V.en
dc.contributor.authorFriebe, Christianen
dc.contributor.authorCann, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorAhner, Johannesen
dc.contributor.authorUlbricht, Christophen
dc.contributor.authorKan, Zhipengen
dc.contributor.authorHöppener, Stephanieen
dc.contributor.authorHager, Martin D.en
dc.contributor.authorEgbe, Daniel A. M.en
dc.contributor.authorWelch, Gregory C.en
dc.contributor.authorLaquai, Fredericen
dc.contributor.authorSchubert, Ulrich S.en
dc.contributor.authorHoppe, Haralden
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-16T13:54:35Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-16T13:54:35Z-
dc.date.issued2018-04-13en
dc.identifier.citationAlam S, Meitzner R, Nwadiaru OV, Friebe C, Cann J, et al. (2018) Organic solar cells based on anthracene-containing PPE–PPVs and non-fullerene acceptors. Chemical Papers. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11696-018-0466-y.en
dc.identifier.issn2585-7290en
dc.identifier.issn1336-9075en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11696-018-0466-yen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627553-
dc.description.abstractLately, non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs) have received increasing attention for use in polymer-based bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs), as improved photovoltaic performance compared to classical polymer–fullerene blends could be demonstrated. In this study, polymer solar cells based on a statistically substituted anthracene-containing poly(p-phenylene ethynylene)-alt-poly(p-phenylene vinylene)s (PPE–PPVs) copolymer (AnE-PVstat) as donor in combination with a number of different electron accepting materials were investigated. Strong photoluminescence quenching of the polymer donor indicates intimate intermixing of both materials. However, the photovoltaic performances were found to be poor compared to blends that use fullerene as acceptor. Time-delayed collection field (TDCF) measurements demonstrate: charge generation is field-independent, but bimolecular recombination processes limit the fill factor and thus the efficiency of devices.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSA, VON, and HH are grateful for financial support via DFG in the frame of “PhotoGenOrder”.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11696-018-0466-yen
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11696-018-0466-yen
dc.subjectNon-fullerene acceptors (NFA)en
dc.subjectBulk-heterojunction (BHJ)en
dc.subjectOrganic solar cell (OSC)en
dc.titleOrganic solar cells based on anthracene-containing PPE–PPVs and non-fullerene acceptorsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)en
dc.identifier.journalChemical Papersen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena (CEEC Jena), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Water and Energy Sciences (Including Climate Change)-PAUWES, Pan African University, Tlemcen, Algeriaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Polymeric Materials and Testing, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austriaen
dc.contributor.institutionLinz Institute for Organic Solar Cells (LIOS), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austriaen
dc.contributor.institutionJena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Jena, Germanyen
kaust.authorKan, Zhipengen
kaust.authorLaquai, Fredericen
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